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Mackworth Island

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Address: Falmouth, ME
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A scenic walking path around the hundred-acre island affords visitors a...

A scenic walking path around the hundred-acre island affords visitors a sweeping view of Casco Bay.

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A lovely walk around the perimeter of the island

My family has always loved our walks around Mackworth Island -- both with children, friends, & as a couple

Reviewed 17 March 2017
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Falmouth, Maine
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Falmouth, Maine
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

My family has always loved our walks around Mackworth Island -- both with children, friends, & as a couple

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Great easy walk. Great any time of year except when trail is iced. Especially nice in fall and spring. Parking is a nightmare however.

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Maine
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

Mackworth Island isn't a place to come to on a whim--mostly because access is limited--to cars. The island is a bird sanctuary operated by the State of Maine. (It also houses the Baxter School for the Deaf, which is not open to the public.) The 1.25 mile trail around the island is a beautiful and easy walk with benches along... More 

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Thank Mainetrippin
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is listed under Falmouth, Maine, but it's really just on the edge of Portland. If you're visiting Portland Maine, this is a great place to take a 45 minute easy walk on the water, and see Portland from across Back Bay. It's literally a 5 minute drive from the East End of Portland. The entire walk is along the... More 

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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

The might be the best place to go for a walk in Greater Portland. Pocket beaches, forest, old trees.......lovely. Casco Bay accompanies your walk the whole way. Parking can be a problem as it has become so popular. Go early, or ride your bike across the causeway. I love this plac ein winter...so quiet and peaceful, especially after a snowstorm.

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Falmouth, Maine
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are lots of great places to walk and hike in Maine, but none is lovelier or more pleasant than Mackworth Island. The paths are gentle, but interesting, with spots along the way to stop and rest. The views of Casco Bay are beautiful, and it's fun to go down on the rocky beach to get a better look. Macworth... More 

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Thank Nancy W
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I go to Macworth Island as often as I can to enjoy the trail and view. Is is good for a brisk walk or a leisurely stroll. I hight recommend.

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Thank michaelrM7116KL
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Macworth island is a great place to explore and have small adventure. There are trails in the woods with some leading up on the beach.

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Windham, Maine
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was a very nice stroll around the island. We went down to a small beach area. One thing that would have been nice to have is a bathroom facility half way around. The swings were fun and the ferry houses very cute.

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Cousins Island, Maine, United States
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is a very pretty one and a quarter mile loop around Mackworth Island. You will enjoy gorgeous views of Casco bay as you meander your way through a woodsy trail. There are benches to sit and enjoy the views or beaches to lay on and reflect in the sun! A worthwhile visit!

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